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From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

4.6 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: Lally Tours

From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Lally Tours

From US$ 36.19 per person

Embark on a guided day tour of Connemara, an area famed for its unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. Learn about the region, visit the National Park, and hike Diamond Hill at your own pace.

About this activity

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park
  • Marvel at unforgettable views
  • Learn about the local language and culture
  • Enjoy comfortable transport from Galway to the National Park
  • Benefit from a knowledgeable local driver/guide
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at the National Park, each varying in difficulty and length. Each route starts and finishes at a welcome center and cafe/tea rooms. After the two hours of hiking, meet your driver at the predetermined drop-off point and start to make your way back to Galway. The return route shows you the coastal side of Connemara, providing a different view from the outbound route.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup (optional)
  • Local guide
  • Free time to hike Diamond Hill
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Child seat
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet outside the HYDE Hotel for tour check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a strict 2-hour hike up Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park. The driver cannot wait any longer than the agreed tour departure time. Be prepared for a tough hike, and keep an eye on the weather forecast
  • Free hotel pickup is available by request and can be done as part of the online booking process or by contacting the local partner in advance
  • You will get some time for a hike to Diamond Hill
  • Infants under 5 years of age require a child seat
  • A minimum number of passengers is required for all tours. In the unlikely event of minimum numbers not being met, customers will be given the option to receive a full refund or take an alternative tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Was a great experience! Nice hike to Diamond hill and a relaxing bus ride with photo stops. From time to time it gets a bit bumpy on the bus but we found it quite funny :) the bus driver tells interesting things about the country and the surrounding area during the journey, which we found very interesting!

November 6, 2022

Great tour with loads of different views. Our guide Jerry was super friendly and told us about interesting facts all along the way. Unfortunately we had a bit less than two hours at the Connemara National Park which was too short to do the planned hike so we went on a shorter trail. All in all a very good day.

August 2, 2022

There is not enough time to hike to the top of Diamond Head. You have to be very fast and you can hardly enjoy the beautiful landscape. Alternatively, you can also choose a shorter route below the summit. If you are looking for a hiking experience, you will be disappointed with this tour. For someone who wants to enjoy the scenery from the bus, the tour is right. There are also enough breaks for photos. The bus driver entertained us with interesting stories about the country and its people. All in all, I was expecting something different, but the tour was still nice.

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July 24, 2022

Product ID: 401967